The Resource Aretha Franklin : the queen of soul, Mark Bego

Aretha Franklin : the queen of soul, Mark Bego

Label
Aretha Franklin : the queen of soul
Title
Aretha Franklin
Title remainder
the queen of soul
Statement of responsibility
Mark Bego
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A frank examination of Aretha Franklin, Mark Bego's definitive biography traces her career accomplishments from her beginnings as a twelve-year-old member of a church choir in the early 1950s, to recording her first album at the age of fourteen and signing a major recording contract at eighteen, right up through untimely passing in 2018. Originally positioned to become a gospel star in her father's Detroit church, Aretha had a privileged urban upbringing; ;stars such as Mahalia Jackson, Dinah Washington, and Sam Cooke regularly visited her father, Rev. C. L. Franklin. It wasn't long before she was creating a string of hits, from "Respect" to "Freeway of Love"; and becoming one of the most beloved singers of the twentieth century. This New York Times bestselling author's detailed research includes in-person interviews with record producers Jerry Wexler, Clyde Otis, and Clive Davis, Aretha's first husband, several of her singing star contemporaries, and a rare one-on-one session with Aretha herself. Every album, every accolade, and every heart-breaking personal drama is examined with clarity and neutrality, allowing Franklin's colorful story to unfold on its own. With two teenage pregnancies and an abusive first marriage, drinking problems, battles with her weight, the murder of her father, and tabloid wars, Aretha's life was a roller coaster. This freshly updated and expanded biography will give readers a clear understanding of what made Aretha Franklin the "Queen of Soul."
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
VHB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bego, Mark
Dewey number
782.421644
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Franklin, Aretha
  • Soul musicians
Label
Aretha Franklin : the queen of soul, Mark Bego
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography, and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction to the tribute edition -- Introduction: All hail the Queen! -- Prologue: Detroit 1989 -- Chapter one. The Queen of Soul -- Chapter two. The gospel years -- Chapter three. Aretha sings the blues -- Chapter four. Aretha arrives -- Chapter five. Young, gifted and Black -- Chapter six. Trouble in mind -- Chapter seven. Aretha jumps to it -- Chapter eight. The freeway back to the top -- Chapter nine. The spirit of Detroit -- D©♭nouement 1989 -- Chapter ten. A rose is still a rose-the 1990s and beyond -- Chapter eleven. So damn happy -- Chapter twelve. How does Aretha keep the music playing? -- Quote sources -- Aretha Franklin discography -- Aretha Franklin's Grammy awards -- Index -- About the author -- About "Aretha Franklin: the Queen of Soul" -- Photos
Control code
sky294479424
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Tribute edition.
Extent
xxi, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781510745070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
kp 11/18
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Aretha Franklin : the queen of soul, Mark Bego
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discography, filmography, and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction to the tribute edition -- Introduction: All hail the Queen! -- Prologue: Detroit 1989 -- Chapter one. The Queen of Soul -- Chapter two. The gospel years -- Chapter three. Aretha sings the blues -- Chapter four. Aretha arrives -- Chapter five. Young, gifted and Black -- Chapter six. Trouble in mind -- Chapter seven. Aretha jumps to it -- Chapter eight. The freeway back to the top -- Chapter nine. The spirit of Detroit -- D©♭nouement 1989 -- Chapter ten. A rose is still a rose-the 1990s and beyond -- Chapter eleven. So damn happy -- Chapter twelve. How does Aretha keep the music playing? -- Quote sources -- Aretha Franklin discography -- Aretha Franklin's Grammy awards -- Index -- About the author -- About "Aretha Franklin: the Queen of Soul" -- Photos
Control code
sky294479424
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Tribute edition.
Extent
xxi, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781510745070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
kp 11/18
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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